CFPB: Coronavirus Updates from the CFPB – Complaints, Credit Reports and Scores, and More

July 10, 2020

The CFPB is committed to providing you with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage your finances during this difficult time.  

Turning complaint into action: The CFPB works for you
Despite the changes in operations brought by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, we are on the job fielding on average 30,000 complaints a month.

Your Credit and the CARES Act
If you made accommodations with your lenders or creditors due to financial hardships related to coronavirus, follow these steps to ensure that your credit reports and scores are not negatively impacted.

Beware of scams related to the coronavirus
Scammers take advantage of people during times of stress, fear, and uncertainty. CFPB offers three ways people can keep their money safe from fraudsters during the coronavirus pandemic.

Five tips for when you can’t pay your bills
If you don’t have enough money to cover your needs and obligations, you may have to make a short-term plan to get through the month. Here are some tips to help you think through your options.

Reminder – Tax-filing deadline is July 15

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding all taxpayers who have yet to file their 2019 federal tax return to file electronically now, choose direct deposit for their refund, or pay any tax owed electronically. Taxpayers who owe for tax year 2019 or need to pay 2020 estimated taxes originally due for the first quarter on April 15 or the second quarter on June 15 can schedule an electronic payment up to the July 15 due date.

Learn more about the July 15 tax deadline